Just general thoughts on once you pass out. I’m 30 in a few months time and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but I always seem to get motivated to train and be on good money in a job and it kind of fizzes out. I have a heart and now a blood condition with the lata a 50/50 on bein passed on with those odds slimming with every year that passes so I know I have only this year to really cement myself on going for it. I know if I got to training I wouldn’t give up because I know it would be my only chance and the walls I’d have jumped through to get there so getting injured or just generally not good enough would be my only limits. I know there wouldn’t be a greater feeling of getting that green beret as so few have succeeded and regardless what ever happened in life knowing that was achieved would be all worth it. I’m just after general info/feedback on once you pass out is that worth it all? Being away from family is that worth the life in the marines? Being tied down to 4 years service knowing very well after passing out you can’t just up and leave if you’ve had enough? Based at your unit other than friends for life you meet is there actually anything else that makes you enjoy having that life? I’m sure there must be a few recruits who have passed out go on to their unit and in a short time have questioned if they’ve made a mistake or are doing nothing other than their day to day jobs at the unit as nothing else is going on such as tours/travelling but now being tied down for 4 years? Just general feedback on if the marine life is actually worth it as a lot of people I expect see adverts and think how badass these men are but don’t generally know what the life is like other than what they see or read online.